Make Them Feel Better: Winter Care for Senior Pets

Winter care for senior pets can help with overall senior pet health

For many of us, the winter weather presents some real challenges. Instead of the usual human concerns like icy roads and hard-to-heat homes, conditions can be utterly unbearable for older animals. Even if they haven’t been diagnosed with an age-related condition, the wet, cold, and windy weather can truly take its toll.

Luckily, with these tips for winter care for senior pets, the season doesn’t have to be a hardship for the ones we love.

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The Golden Years and Beyond: The Importance Of Regular Senior Pet Exams

TrueCare_iStock_000083778119_LargeAlthough your pet may hold fast to the passing vestiges of his or her youth, the truth is that time keeps marching on – for all of us. While some breeds have longer lifespans than others, your pet averages about seven years to every one of your’s.

Getting your aging or senior dog or cat checked twice a year may seem superfluous – especially in the absence of obvious symptoms – but regular senior pet exams are an excellent opportunity to identify age-related disease early, address behavioral issues, nutritional needs, and guarantee your pet’s health wellness for the remaining years.  

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If we’ve been fortunate enough to know your senior pet since his or her infancy, checking in every 6 months allows us to consistently monitor – and compare –all the facets of health. We often refer to your aging pet’s medical history which can, in turn, illuminate certain health risks connected to his or her individual lifestyle and activities that change with age. Continue…